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 Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Image quality test results have been added to the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Lens page.
 
What is the current best-selling lens at B&H? This one. This comparison will begin to explain why:
 
Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Lens compared to Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lens
 
Build your own comparisons. As always, share this with your friends!
 
The Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Lens is in stock at Amazon and available for order at B&H, Adorama and WEX.
 
Rent the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Lens from Lensrentals.
Posted to: Sony News
Post Date: 3/19/2019 10:05:33 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, March 18, 2019
 Thursday, March 14, 2019
Image quality test results from the Canon EOS 5Ds R have been added to the Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 Otus Lens Review.
 
As with the 55mm Otus, this is the lens upon which the others are compared. We've updated our test results to the highest resolution camera available, making comparisons with other 5Ds R-tested lenses easier.
 
I'll get your comparisons started:
 
Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 Otus compared to Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS Lens
Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 Otus compared to Sigma 85mm f/1.4 Art Lens
Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 Otus compared to Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM Lens
Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 Otus compared to Tamron 85mm f/1.8 VC Lens
Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 Otus compared to Zeiss Milvus 85mm f/1.4 Lens
 
Save nearly $900 on this lens – buy it used with a variety of options available at B&H and at Adorama.
 
The Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 Otus Lens is in stock at B&H | Amazon | Adorama | WEX
 
Rent the Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 Otus Lens from Lensrentals.
Post Date: 3/14/2019 6:30:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, March 13, 2019
There is plenty of excitement for the new Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM Lens, but ... where is it? The press release stated that it was "... scheduled to begin shipping in December 2018 ..." That date is long past, but this lens remains unavailable.
 
As questions in this regard continued to roll in, it was not hard to understand that I was not the only one wondering what was going on. My first research contact was with a technical rep at Canon USA who assured me that the lens was indeed actively shipping. That a friend received theirs confirms this. Canon USA did indicate that the initial quantities were limited and, based on the number of 600 IIIs shipped to date by a large retailer, I would add "very" to the front of "limited".
 
Those of us who have been around the camera and lens industry remember when one had to preorder newly-released camera gear immediately after the announcement to get the item anytime soon after it hit the streets. Some were ordering the gear immediately and selling it on eBay for a sometimes-significant markup until the demand resolved. Initial supply has been meeting initial demand far more frequently in recent years but obviously the 600 III is taking us back in time.
 
One more data point is that Lensrentals has the Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM Lens available for rental on 3/21.
 
While this information may not be terribly enlightening, Canon USA (unsurprisingly) recommends placing your preorder now to get in line and your lens will indeed arrive as the preorder queues are resolved. If you want this amazing lens <subliminal message> you do </subliminal message>, that advice is indeed logical.
 
The Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM Lens is available for preorder at B&H ("Coming Soon") | Amazon ("Currently unavailable") | Adorama ("On Backorder")
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 3/13/2019 9:38:23 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Image quality test results from the Canon EOS 5Ds R have been added to the Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus Lens Review.
 
This is the lens upon which the others are compared. We've updated our image quality test results for this lens to the highest resolution camera available, making comparisons with other 5Ds R-tested lenses easier.
 
Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus compared to Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L Lens (different res cameras)
Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus compared to Sigma 40mm f/1.4 Art Lens
Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus compared to Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Lens
Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus compared to Tamron 45mm f/1.8 VC Lens
Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus compared to Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/1.4 Lens
 
The Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus Lens is in stock at B&H | Amazon | Adorama | WEX
 
Save over $1,000 on this lens – buy it in E+ used condition at Adorama (Canon mount). B&H also has this lens available in their Used Department (Nikon mount).
 
Rent the Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus Lens from Lensrentals.
Post Date: 3/13/2019 8:42:14 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, March 11, 2019
In addition to the Image quality test results, vignetting, flare, and distortion test results along with specs, measurements, and standard product images have been added to the Sigma 28mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens page.
 
The Sigma 28mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens is in stock at B&H | Amazon | Adorama | WEX
 
Rent the Sigma 28mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens from Lensrentals.
Post Date: 3/11/2019 6:48:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Saturday, March 9, 2019
Resolution test results from the Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM Lens have been added to the Canon EOS RP Review.
 
Here is the Canon EOS RP vs. EOS 6D Mark II comparison.
 
Here is the Canon EOS RP vs. EOS R comparison.
 
This camera is a bargain. Find it in stock at B&H | Amazon | Adorama | WEX
 
Rent the Canon EOS RP from Lensrentals.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 3/9/2019 7:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, March 7, 2019
In addition to the Image quality test results, vignetting, flare, and distortion test results along with specs, measurements, and standard product images have been added to the Sigma 40mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens page.
 
Still, this is a very impressive-performing lens.
 
The Sigma 40mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens is in stock at B&H | Amazon | Adorama | WEX
 
Rent the Sigma 40mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens from Lensrentals.
Post Date: 3/7/2019 7:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Image quality, vignetting, flare, and distortion test results along with specs, measurements, and standard product images have been added to the Canon EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM Lens page.
 
As we continue to maintain the site's sharpening standard for Canon images, one needs to keep the differences in the results of this setting between cameras in perspective. Here is a Canon EF-M vs. EF 200mm f/2L lens comparison with the L at f/4, an extremely sharp lens and aperture combination. The little 32 is a remarkably sharp lens.
 
The price is quite attractive. The Canon EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM Lens is in stock at B&H | Amazon | Adorama | WEX
 
Get a refurbished Canon EOS M5 (or M6) to go behind it for only $448.99.
 
Rent the Canon EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM Lens from Lensrentals.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 3/6/2019 8:15:11 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, March 5, 2019
 Monday, March 4, 2019
The Christmas cactus that spends most of the year looking rather mundane, essentially green foliage in a pot, finally opened a single bloom. These blooms last only a couple of days, they are irresistibly-beautiful, and I decided that testing the Canon EOS RP's focus stacking feature was a good excuse to photograph this one.
 
The details of this image, including 100% crops, are now included on the Canon Focus Bracketing page.
 
Basically, the RP and DPP make creating a high-quality focus stacked image really simple.
 
Camera and Lens Settings
100mm  f/11.0  0.5s
ISO 100
6240 x 4160px
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 3/4/2019 8:20:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, February 28, 2019
 Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Long ago, it seemed worthwhile to include camera model product image comparisons in the camera reviews. Eventually, we had enough to-scale camera images available to put together a trio of comparison pages showing front, back, and side views. Today, the available images were overwhelming the simple tools and the next iteration of the comparisons is now live, condensed into a single tool: Camera Images Comparisons Tool. The tool is not perfect (some views are missing images that were not made available to us), but especially with the new "overlay" feature, I think you will find it very useful.
 
Check it out now: Camera Images Comparisons Tool
Post Date: 2/26/2019 7:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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